Netscape has just entered the news aggregator business, launching the beta version of a news site that mimics the model of sites like Digg and Newsvine. These sites rely on users to vote on the stories they like and use this data to create the equivalent of a newspaper homepage, highlighting the most popular stories as voted on by readers.

If you are interested, you can read a full analysis of the differences between Digg and Netscape’s new product here.

My first thought after spending a little time on the Netscape beta is that I like it. I am a fan of Digg, but it is too tech-focused for most people. Netscape’s tool has something for everyone: there are channels devoted to celebrity gossip, shopping, gadgets and politics. Most of the topics people are interested in are covered, so in theory the Netscape site could serve all your needs.

It is worth a look.

About the Author
Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.